Archive for the ‘Ink’ Category

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Diamine Bilberry Makes Trouble

04/05/2015

The images tell the tale. Diamine Bilberry left its mark on my Sailor 1911 and the converter. Hrumph!

 

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A Glimpse At Midori Paper And Fountain Pen Ink

04/03/2015

Japanese paper and fountain pen ink can be the best of mates as proven by these initial photos of a Midori Traveler’s Notebook from Jet Pens. Is love too strong a word?

More to come this month on grid notebooks and how useful they can be for keeping a journal whether you are well-organized or live a fractured lifestyle as I do.

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The Spring Giveaway Ends In Less Than 24 Hours

03/30/2015

The Spring Is Here paper and ink giveaway ends March 31 at 6pm PDT. Add a comment to the original post if you haven’t already.

 

Another giveaway sponsored by Exaclair, distributor of J. Herbin ink and Clairefontaine paper.

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Links From Pens To Cats To Firefly

03/29/2015

Well if this isn’t an eclectic mix…

Fur realz!

A pup reacts

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Family Portrait In Red

03/27/2015

In this case, it’s a family of red inks. The colors are quite similar and I readily admit to preferring the softer, warmer side of red. Thus there is a bias in my collection that adding J. Herbin Rouge Caroubier to my color swatches made only more obvious.

Top row: Noodler’s Park Red, Rohrer & Klingner Morinda, Diamine Maroon, Noodler’s Tiananmen

Bottom row: J. Herbin Caroubier, Rohrer & Klingner Fernambuk, Diamine Vermilion, Diamine Wild Strawberry, Noodler’s Cayenne

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It’s Spring And Time For A Paper And Ink Giveaway

03/20/2015

Exaclair is making you an offer you can’t refuse: a notebook plus ink for five readers. The paper is from Clairefontaine’s “Moulin Rouge” collection of notebooks in the pocket size with a different design for each winner. These are not sold in the U.S. which makes them a rare treat. Filled with Clairefontaine paper, this is a notebook that won’t go to waste.

Also, included will be a 10 ml bottle of J. Herbin Rouge Caroubier ink. That’s more than enough ink to get acquainted and hooked on a slightly warm, pinkish-red that is lovely for spring and summer. In a free-flowing nib, I found it a good substitute for a bright red when a bit of subtlety is in order.

To enter the giveaway, just post a comment and a sentence or two about how you would use your ink and pad. This offer is open to residents of the U.S. only. One entry per person with five random winners to be selected, 3/31/2015, at 6pm PDT. Each winner will have until 4/05/2015 to claim their prizes. If not, a replacement winner will be selected. Fulfillment will be handled by Exaclair.

Thank you, Karen, for making this giveaway possible and allowing Inkophile to host it.

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St. Patrick’s Day And The Color Green

03/17/2015

Inks and pens pay homage to the color of the month. The shamrock provided inspiration for the range of greens in the swatches, but as usual, J. Herbin Lierre Sauvage and Diamine Emerald fill my pens. The former is a clear green while the latter is muted and very easy on the eyes. Lierre Sauvage is in an Esterbrook Deluxe with a 9128 flex nib and Emerald is in the Parker ’51’ for some very smooth writing on Clairefontaine paper.

Serenaded by the chipper songs of finches and sparrows and the excitement of rambunctious March winds, this should be a very inspired month.

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